We’re pleased to announce that our new co-edited book on Latino males in higher education has been released as of January 2016. Co-edited by Dr. Victor B. Saenz (Executive Director, Project MALES), Dr. Luis Ponjuan (Co-founder, Project MALES), and Dr. Julie L. Figueroa (Project MALES Faculty Affiliate), with a Foreword by Dr. William Serrata (Co-founder, Project MALES), the book is titled “Ensuring the Success of Latino Males in Higher Education: A National Imperative” (Stylus Publishing). Through the contributions of emerging scholars and seasoned practitioners, we share new research on factors that inhibit or promote Latino male student success at 4-year institutions, community colleges, and secondary institutions in order to inform both policy and practice across the education continuum. The chapters within this edited book on Latino males collectively represent a timely and necessary contribution to this urgent national conversation on men of color in education.
The co-editors have also designed this book as a primer for policy makers at the national, state, and local levels as well as scholars in higher education. This book is also designed for anyone who wants to better understand the various issues related to Latino male access and degree attainment and also wants to work toward addressing the growing gender gap by learning from the most recent and relevant research on Latino males in education. Finally, the book is beneficial to community leaders and activists who want a comprehensive discussion about the challenges Latino male students face in schools and how they can work proactively to overcome those challenges. We hope this book inspires more dialogue, understanding, and transformative action.
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